Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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    ‘Dino has released Melaye’, ‘A Wale Adenuga production’ — reactions to return of Kogi senator from ‘wilderness’

‘Dino has released Melaye’, ‘A Wale Adenuga production’ — reactions to return of Kogi senator from ‘wilderness’

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, says he regained his freedom after spending 11 hours in the “wilderness”.The senator was allegedly abducted in Abuja on Thursday.Ben Bruce, senator representing Bayelsa east, had raised the alarm on "Melaye's kidnap" but the police said it could not confirm.However on Friday, Melaye tweeted that he had regained freedom, thanking Nigerians for their prayers.Below [...]

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    TRENDING: Nigerian banks ‘troll’ one another in Twitter #BankWars

TRENDING: Nigerian banks ‘troll’ one another in Twitter #BankWars

Nigerian banks are in the middle of Twitter war, and it's not about their activities and services.A few top banks have been entertaining Nigerians all weekend with swinging jibes on the social media platform.On Friday, Sterling Bank Plc tweeted a photo in which it tacitly carpeted a few prominent banks without mentioning their names.The clever tweet generated a lot of reactions [...]

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    ‘Our leaders failed to recongise you but God is lifting you up’ — reactions to Okonjo-Iweala’s Twitter appointment

‘Our leaders failed to recongise you but God is lifting you up’ — reactions to Okonjo-Iweala’s Twitter appointment

On Thursday, Omid Kordestani, executive chairman of Twitter, announced that Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former minister of finance, has been appointed to the board of directors of the micro blogging site.The two-time finance minister was appointed alongside Robert Zoellick, chairman, board of directors of AllianceBernstein Holding, a global investment management firm."Pleased to welcome @NOIweala and @authorzoellick to the @twitter Board!," Kordestani [...]

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    Okonjo-Iweala appointed to Twitter board of directors

Okonjo-Iweala appointed to Twitter board of directors

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former minister of finance, has been appointed to Twitter's board of directors.The two-time finance minister was appointed alongside Robert Zoellick, chairman, board of directors of AllianceBernstein Holding, a global investment management firm.The development comes after Marjorie Scardino announced that she will be stepping down from the Twitter board."Ngozi and Bob are distinguished leaders with unparalleled global perspective and [...]

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    CAN asks Buhari to caution Lauretta Onochie over ‘vulgar’ tweet

CAN asks Buhari to caution Lauretta Onochie over ‘vulgar’ tweet

Samson Ayokunle, president of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to restrain Lauretta Onochie, his aide, over her alleged use of vulgar words.Onochie who is an aide to Buhari on social media had tweeted: "Prime Minister Theresa May, a Christian, is in a mosque doing what humans go to do in a place of worship. [...]

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    ‘My Twitter account has been blocked’ — Salkida raises the alarm

‘My Twitter account has been blocked’ — Salkida raises the alarm

The Twitter account of Ahmad Salkida,  a journalist known to have access to the leadership of the Boko Haram sect, has been blocked.The journalist disclosed this in a statement he issued on Tuesday.Describing the social media platform as his "place of work" and "most important tool", Salkida said he hopes he would not be denied the avenue to report the [...]

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    Uganda introduces WhatsApp, Facebook tax to reduce gossip

Uganda introduces WhatsApp, Facebook tax to reduce gossip

The Ugandan parliament has passed a law that will allow the government impose taxes on citizens making use of social media platforms.The platforms to be covered under the law are Facebook, WhatsApp, Viver and Twitter.Yoweri Museveni, the Ugandan president, had said that the use of these platforms encourages gossip.Under the new law, which will be effective from July 1, affected [...]

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    Twitter advises its 336 million users to change their passwords

Twitter advises its 336 million users to change their passwords

Twitter has advised its 336 million users to change their passwords due to a bug that saved user passwords on an internal log without proper encryption.The microblogging website said there is no evidence that password have been leaked, but advised users to change their passwords to be safe."We recently found a bug that stored passwords unmasked in an internal log. [...]

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    Twitter to live-stream ITTF Nigeria Open

Twitter to live-stream ITTF Nigeria Open

The 2018 ITTF Nigeria Open will be live-streamed on Twitter.This was made known after the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) and Twitter reached a deal to live-stream ITTF’s 2018 Challenge Series events.The deal was cemented on Wednesday, April 18 after a successful live-stream of the Slovenia Open which attracted over 200,000 viewers on Twitter.The ITTF Nigeria Open will take place [...]

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    APC launches new website, social media accounts — after hack scare

APC launches new website, social media accounts — after hack scare

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced the debut of its new website and other official social media accounts.The party announced the new website and Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube accounts on Sunday via a statement issued by Bolaji Abdullahi, its spokesman.This comes a day after a verified Twitter account bearing the name of the party was hacked.Before it was hacked, the party dissociated [...]

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    Verified @APCNigeria Twitter handle sparks controversy

Verified @APCNigeria Twitter handle sparks controversy

Bolaji Abdullahi, publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says @APCNigeria, a verified Twitter handle, is not the account of the party.The verification tag on Twitter is given to accounts with supposedly credible information. As of January, only 150,000 users were verified out of the 330 million active users on the microblogging platform.APC's handle was hacked on Saturday and its name [...]

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    Kwankwaso joins Twitter – ahead of 2019?

Kwankwaso joins Twitter – ahead of 2019?

Is he seeking to strengthen his political base ahead of 2019 like a certain former Vice-President, or just making his social media debut?Time has never been more ripe, in both instances.Speculations have been flying around since Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, former governor of Kano state, announced his arrival in the social media space through a Twitter post on Thursday.Pause. In case [...]

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    ‘Nigeria is a big joke’ — Twitter reactions to release of Dapchi schoolgirls

‘Nigeria is a big joke’ — Twitter reactions to release of Dapchi schoolgirls

A bulk of the schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram from Government Girls Science Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state, were released on Wednesday.The schoolgirls, 110, were abducted on February 19 but only 91 have been confirmed released by the federal government.While some Nigerians expressed delight over their return, others accused the government of playing politics with the abduction.Below are some of [...]

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    Trump: Sometimes, I tweet from bed

Trump: Sometimes, I tweet from bed

US President Donald Trump says sometimes, he posts on Twitter while in bed, defending his use of the social networking tool as necessary amid “a lot of fake news” about him.The New York Times had previously revealed that Trump tweets from bed. This is the first time the president would admit the allegation.“Well, perhaps sometimes in bed, perhaps sometimes at breakfast [...]

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    Fake Buhari tweet on herdsmen in circulation, says presidency

Fake Buhari tweet on herdsmen in circulation, says presidency

The presidency has alerted the public to the existence of a fake Twitter handle purportedly belonging to President Muhammadu Buhari.In a statement on Saturday, Femi Adesina, Buhari's spokesman, said a message is already in circulation from the fake handle.“The spurious message seeks to justify attacks by herdsmen, saying they were only defending themselves,” the statement read.“Evil doers and enemies of [...]

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    Beware! Emefiele is NOT on Twitter

Beware! Emefiele is NOT on Twitter

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says Godwin Emefiele, governor of the apex bank, does not have a Twitter account.In a statement signed by Isaac Okorafor, acting director, corporate communications of the bank, CBN said that the existing Twitter handles in the governor's name are fake."The attention of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has been drawn to the existence [...]

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